The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Colchester region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 4 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 47 25 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 24.35% 14.12% 20.18%
As % of the Vendors category 37.01% 37.88% 40.54%
Number of salaries quoted 39 25 41
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
127 66 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 65.80% 37.29% 49.78%
Number of salaries quoted 117 64 88
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £52,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Essex

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Colchester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Colchester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 30 (40.54%) SQL
3 29 (39.19%) Windows
4 25 (33.78%) C#
5 19 (25.68%) .NET
5 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
6 16 (21.62%) Visual Studio
7 15 (20.27%) MS Office
7 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
8 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (17.57%) WPF
9 13 (17.57%) Android
9 13 (17.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (16.22%) Apple iOS
10 12 (16.22%) Web Services
11 11 (14.86%) Java
11 11 (14.86%) Windows 7
11 11 (14.86%) Silverlight
11 11 (14.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (13.51%) Degree
12 10 (13.51%) VB.NET
13 9 (12.16%) SharePoint
13 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
14 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET
14 8 (10.81%) ITIL
14 8 (10.81%) Finance
15 7 (9.46%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (12.16%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.11%) IIS
3 4 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
2 15 (20.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics GP
1 5 (6.76%) assyst
2 2 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.70%) Magento
2 2 (2.70%) Sage 200
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) SAN
1 4 (5.41%) Internet
2 3 (4.05%) DHCP
2 3 (4.05%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.05%) DNS
3 2 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (14.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (12.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (10.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.05%) EDRMS
5 3 (4.05%) DTS
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (21.62%) Visual Studio
2 13 (17.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.41%) Subversion
4 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.05%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.70%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.35%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (10.81%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (41.89%) Developer
2 18 (24.32%) Analyst
3 12 (16.22%) Support Analyst
4 11 (14.86%) .NET Developer
5 10 (13.51%) C# Developer
5 10 (13.51%) Software Developer
6 7 (9.46%) Team Leader
7 6 (8.11%) Applications Support
8 5 (6.76%) Technical Support
8 5 (6.76%) Software Engineer
8 5 (6.76%) Technical Support Analyst
8 5 (6.76%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (5.41%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 4 (5.41%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (4.05%) DBA
10 3 (4.05%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (4.05%) Architect
10 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (4.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (25.68%) .NET
2 13 (17.57%) WPF
3 12 (16.22%) Web Services
4 11 (14.86%) Silverlight
5 8 (10.81%) ASP.NET
6 7 (9.46%) WCF
7 5 (6.76%) WinForms
8 4 (5.41%) WSE
8 4 (5.41%) OpenCL
8 4 (5.41%) OpenGL
8 4 (5.41%) DirectX
9 3 (4.05%) XML
9 3 (4.05%) HTML
9 3 (4.05%) JRules
10 2 (2.70%) JSON
10 2 (2.70%) RESTful
11 1 (1.35%) Middleware
11 1 (1.35%) J2ME
11 1 (1.35%) CSS
11 1 (1.35%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) CUDA
1 4 (5.41%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.70%) Kindle
3 2 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.35%) Physics
4 1 (1.35%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (39.19%) Windows
2 13 (17.57%) Android
3 12 (16.22%) Apple iOS
4 11 (14.86%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.11%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.41%) Linux
6 4 (5.41%) UNIX
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
2 8 (10.81%) ITIL
3 6 (8.11%) Performance Management
3 6 (8.11%) Problem Management
3 6 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (8.11%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (6.76%) Android Development
5 4 (5.41%) Multithreading
5 4 (5.41%) Image Processing
5 4 (5.41%) iOS Development
5 4 (5.41%) Capacity Management
5 4 (5.41%) Service Management
5 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.05%) Change Control
6 3 (4.05%) DevOps
6 3 (4.05%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (2.70%) TDD
7 2 (2.70%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) SQL
2 25 (33.78%) C#
3 11 (14.86%) Java
4 10 (13.51%) VB.NET
5 6 (8.11%) VBScript
6 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
6 5 (6.76%) C++
7 3 (4.05%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.70%) PHP
9 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (1.35%) C
9 1 (1.35%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.35%) XAML
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Degree
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.41%) MCSE
3 4 (5.41%) MCP
3 4 (5.41%) Sun Certification
4 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.05%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) CCA
5 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.35%) CCEA
5 1 (1.35%) MCAD
5 1 (1.35%) MCSD
5 1 (1.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (20.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.05%) XenApp
3 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.35%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.35%) UAG
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) Puppet
2 5 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.05%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.35%) SCCM
4 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (8.11%) VMware
1 6 (8.11%) JBoss
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle
2 5 (6.76%) Guidewire
2 5 (6.76%) LANDesk
3 4 (5.41%) Citrix
4 3 (4.05%) webMethods
4 3 (4.05%) Symantec
4 3 (4.05%) Veritas
4 3 (4.05%) Cisco
4 3 (4.05%) Sophos
4 3 (4.05%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.70%) Pegasus
5 2 (2.70%) Sage
6 1 (1.35%) Apple
6 1 (1.35%) Remedy
6 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
Colchester
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Discretionary Bonus, Pension
Posted: 15 days ago